Snowstar Winter Park

Snowstar Winter Park is a ski area located in the state of Illinois in USA. The resort is in the town of Andalusia, IL.

Snowstar Winter Park is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Snowstar Winter Park.

Snowstar Winter Park Lodging:

Snowstar Winter Park Terrain Overview

Snowstar Winter Park has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowstar Winter Park is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 28 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 11 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Snowstar Winter Park's slopes see on average 40 inches (16 cm) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
28(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
40"(16 cm)

Snowstar Winter Park Elevation

Snowstar Winter Park has a summit elevation of 790 feet, or 241 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 528 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 262 feet (80 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Snowstar Winter Park has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
790'(241 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
262'(80 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
528'(161 m)

Snowstar Winter Park Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
51.1out of 100
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Snowstar Winter Park can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 87% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Snowstar Winter Park has 28 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Snowstar Winter Park is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 13% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 87%.
13%(4 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
20%(6 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
67%(19 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Snowstar Winter Park good for beginners?

Snowstar Winter Park can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 87% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Snowstar Winter Park Location

Snowstar Winter Park is located in the state of Illinois, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Andalusia, IL.

Andalusia, IL 61232 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
41.42500, -90.74600

Getting to Snowstar Winter Park

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowstar Winter Park), its coordinates of 41.42500, -90.74600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Andalusia, IL to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Snowstar Winter Park.

O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL151 mi
Midway International AirportMDWChicago, IL157 mi
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI180 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Snowstar Winter Park.

Quad City International AirportMLIMoline, IL12 mi
Southeast Iowa Regional AirportBRLBurlington, IA49 mi
The Eastern Iowa AirportCIDCedar Rapids, IA59 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowstar Winter Park, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Snowstar Winter Park.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Seven OaksBoone, IA975 ft32%16 mi
Chestnut MountainHanover, IL1,040 ft34%65 mi
SnowstarCreek, IL790 ft32%89 mi
Villa OliviaDeer Creek, IL500 ft21%89 mi

Snowstar Winter Park Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation790 ft
Base Elevation528 ft
Vertical Drop262 ft
(13% Beginner,  20% Intermediate,  67% Expert)
Skiable Acres28
Avg. Annual Snowfall40 inches
Snowstar Winter Park Mountain Stats